Chicken risotto

During my classes I have often been asked what I thought of the Thermomix when I first saw it.  My response has always been the same.  “An amazing machine, can do so many things but I wouldn’t buy one”.  When I was asked why I would never be a Thermomix owner my response was “because […]

Chocolate and hazelnut celebration cake with Frangelico syrup

Time flies when you’re having fun!  I recently realised that a very important date had passed without my acknowledgement.  Just over one year ago I decided to give Food 4 Thought an online presence including my blog.  The reason I started blogging was to not only share my cooking experiences but […]

Individual beef and red wine pies

I have mentioned in my recent posts that G and I have been making a very conscious effort to eat healthy and exercise a little more.  This includes making sure we consume lots of fruits and vegetables into our daily meals, something that we have always been very good […]

Baci Heaven - Baci semifreddo with Baci di dama (ladies' kisses) biscuits

It was Valentine’s Day yesterday and while neither G or I buy into the commercialism of the day we do like to spend some time together and relax.  The one thing I do like about a day that celebrates love is that it reminds us all how important our loved ones are in our lives.  […]

Make your own - Port soaked figs


I almost ran out of port soaked figs!  To some of you that may not sound like a crisis but my pork fillet stuffed with wild rice, port soaked figs and marinated feta just won’t be the same without them.  So off I went to one of […]